Copy of the tapestry fragments from the Oseberg ship grave

The tapestry is based on tapestry fragments from the Oseberg ship grave. Several tapestry fragments, most likely from more than one tapestry, were discovered in that grave.

 The tapestry dating probably to the first half of the 800s.

As the originals were in a poor state already when the grave was excavated in 1904-1905, it is not possible to determine what the original tapestries looked like as a whole, nor which colours were used, but on our tapestry all the motifs are based on documentary drawings of the original motifs, as executed by Sofie Krafft in the years 1906-1955.

Fotograf: Luuk Houwen